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  • Sharazazi Dyson, MEd

    Sharazazi Dyson, Therapist, Inner Courage Counseling

    Hi, I am Sharazazi Dyson (she/hers). Finding a counselor, researching practices, navigating insurance concerns and all the personal stuff that comes up when looking into counseling, can absolutely be a daunting task, and I get it. I also have had experiences of “what if this is nothing like I’m looking for and I wasted my time”. That is a place of vulnerability, and a place of vulnerability is a scary but wonderful place to start. Reach out if you’re ready to start together and we can explore your counseling caution, goals and what wellness means for you.

    You may know exactly why you are seeking services or you just might have a bit of intuition telling you that this is something you want to look into. You are navigating concerns of your own identity or relationships with others and may be wondering what does a healthy friendship or relationship look like for you. You may just feel “off” and can’t pinpoint if it is anxiety, stress, fear or something on the other end of the spectrum. Though you may be navigating these concerns, you are willing to take a closer look at how it is impacting your life and you want to learn how to do more than cope, you want to thrive. You want to be able to understand what you are experiencing and how you may advocate for yourself within the counseling space and outside of it.

    As a counselor, I believe that each person has their own unique experiences and therefore, I seek to explore your voice, your perspective and your understanding of your concerns. I draw from a three part foundation of a person-centered, multicultural and feminist framework, this grounds how I support and work with you. This means I act as a sounding board for you and do not make decisions on your behalf, I integrate cultural competency throughout to allow me to see you as a whole person and not a problem that needs fixing, and that we look at the individual and environmental factors of your concerns. These techniques and others will allow you and I to explore your needs and develop a collaborative relationship that fosters wellness outside of the counseling partnership.

    I received my Master of Education degree in Counseling, specializing in College Counseling and Student Affairs from DePaul University in 2019. I have helped clients 11 years old+ struggling with a range of academic, interpersonal and mental health and wellness concerns. I take an integrative approach to working with clients and combine counseling theory techniques to best effectively fit your needs. Primarily, my counseling is grounded in a person-centered, feminist and multicultural framework. Outside of the counseling field, I have worked in higher education in career services, residence life, fraternity and sorority life and multicultual student affairs. I am passionate about supporting those with marginalized identities, such as those marginalized by race or gender and sexual identity (BIPOC, LGBTQ) and aim to continue that work here. I am motivated to help clients recognize their own story and potential and support them in their pursuit of wellness.

    Online Therapy Services

    Sharazazi is currently offering online counseling services. She is also working with clients in-person, at our Naperville Location, with very minimal availability. For virtual sessions, utilizing our HIPAA compliant platform, Sharazazi brings therapy to you in the safety of your home. When working on issues surrounding Women’s issues, Identity and trauma, the comfort of your home may be the best place to meet with Sharazazi to achieve the therapy goals you are looking to gain. This is where online virtual counseling becomes an additional asset for her to clinically work with you. .

    Forms of Payment Accepted

    Sharazazi accepts the following insurance plans:

    Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO

    Cigna

     

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